Really Wanted to like Cage's film. BUT it was so entirely actually DARK & colorless it was almost impossible to see clearly anything. Why make a movie that can barely be seen & difficult to know what's happenig. Note to 'Producer' Cage: LIGHTING has been invented. Get to know it. It's your friend. Sometimes all we could see was dark silhouettes. + Try not to have big holes or inexplicable parts in the plot (not worth my time to explain.) Interesting unique premise: truffles, & a hermit/x chef's love for his pig. But, not a date movie, or even one I would fell good about paying ticket prices if i hadn't seen it, verifiably, with my AMC A-LIST pass. 7-21-21
I had NO idea who he was and couldn't care less. So I was mildly interested. BUT it is very troubling that filmmakers should be faking/imitating peoples voices, as it misleadingly did in a few parts of this. As it will someday be misused so that we can not trust that somebody really said something. For that reason, and for the CNN connection, I have to grade it down.
Terrible. Cacaphanous racket of frantic loud music, sounds, desperate yelling, much of it poorly lit. Could be interesting if there was a minute os sense or logic or believability in it. Like who would spend MILLIONS on an Elaborate Killing machine, and put groups of young adults in it with the only way out is to figure out 'clues' almost immediately. In very little time. Totally unrealistic.
Saw it 'opening Thursday' 7.15.2021 at the F, with my AMC A-LIST TICKET, VERIFIABLE if RottenTom can ever manage to figure it out.
1945!! Small town noir, wiki sz "Filmed in ORANGE, Calif." Also, lots of beach town scenes. Great Cast: LINDA DARNELL Smokin Smoldering HOT as the Sultry waitress STELLA. GORGEOUS blonde ALICE FAYE adorable! I'm IN LOVE with both of them, and this movie is older than I am. TWO of the Most Beautiful women to ever be in One movie.
* Dana Andrews also very good.
MOVIE INFLATION: couple get married, including Wedding Certificate, for $3 in Frisco!
Oh, & Detective handles MURDER EVIDENCE like FINGERPRINTS not invented yet?
& some POLICE BRUTALITY.
& HEY RT STAFF!!: How could not show in the Cast BRUCE CABOT, who also Starred as the 'First Mate' in the Original KING KONG movie!!
OTTO PREMINGER so watch for twists.
I've seen it on TV 2021, The MOVIE CHANNEL FILM NOIR night